DevOps-as-a-Service startup Architect.io closes $5m seed round to power developer adoption and engineering velocity
Architect.io, the next-generation dependency-aware continuous delivery platform, announced $5 million in seed round funding, led by Next Coast Ventures and including Abstraction Capital, Spike Ventures, angel investors Jean Sini, JJ Fliegelman, Chris Nguyen, and Marc Chenn, and returning investors NextGen Venture Partners and Comcast Ventures. This round of investment brings Architect.io's total funding to $6.5 million.
Funds from this round will be used to support two key global growth initiatives, investment in developer relations and other go-to-market functions in the face of accelerating demand, and a significant increase in engineering resources to reach even greater development velocity.
Adam Rogers, Partner, Next Coast Ventures: ''Every company relies on developers to build the software that powers their business, and in turn, these businesses power our lives. Architect.io is making it possible to build applications faster and more securely than ever. The early success of the product proves the desire and need for this product in the market and highlights the potential Architect has to radically revolutionize DevOps, and it's my belief that this founding team has the right expertise to realize that potential.''
Architect.io's platform empowers developers to create production-grade cloud applications like never before. Their innovative architecture-as-code framework brings dependency management to cloud applications and provides the best of infrastructure-as-code in a language designed for developers. This powerful combination enables developers to create and integrate cloud applications, provision new end-to-end environments, and enrich deployments with best-in-breed cloud security.
David Thor, Co-founder and CEO, Architect.io: ''There has been a groundswell of innovation across cloud tooling in recent years, but that love has yet to yield an experience suitable for developers to simply create and deploy cloud-native apps and APIs. Architect.io was created with a developer-first mindset to make it as easy as possible for devs to take advantage of best-in-breed cloud architecture without infrastructure getting in the way.''
Co-founders David Thor and TJ Higgins are long-time friends and colleagues, each with years of experience running cloud software teams. Through their experiences at organizations like Facebook, Confirm.io, Catalent Technologies, and InsightSquared, David and TJ witnessed firsthand the resources and development hours expended by developers engaged in building in-house cloud platforms. Many tools in the market make promises about development velocity gains that are often difficult to validate. With Architect.io, David and TJ committed to developing a product that could make a material and measurable impact on developers' ability to create, release, and secure cloud software.
TJ Higgins, Co-founder and CTO, Architect.io: ''We use Architect every day to streamline every step of our own development process. It allows our engineers to write, test, and release their code - making them entirely self-sufficient. With this round of funding, we're excited to invest in our internal engineering team so we can continue to expand Architect.io's feature set and enable our customers to focus on their business - not architecture.''